March 2020 (99)

Heather Phillipson

ISBN: 9783791359526

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The first monograph on the work of Heather Phillipson, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. Contemporary British artist Heather Phillipson work...


The first monograph on the work of Heather Phillipson, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. Contemporary British artist Heather Phillipson works across video, sculpture, online projects, music, drawing, and poetry. She has been selected as the next artist for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and for the 2020 Duveen Galleries commission at Tate Britain. Other recent commissions include Sharjah Biennial 14 and the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, and her solo projects range from Art on the Underground’s flagship site at Gloucester Road, an online work for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and a major solo show at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This first monograph on the artist traces the evolution of her practice. Alongside the artist’s own writings, the book will feature three newly-commissioned essays by writer and curator Laura McLean-Ferris, the experimental London-based writer Charlie Fox, and Professor Chus Martinez. The book explores the wide variety of media used by the artist to investigate the power structures and contradictions of contemporary life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


$100.00
Handmade In Japan

ISBN: 9783899559927

Author: Irwin Wong    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in hand...


Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country’s artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one’s life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. International readers with an appreciation for handmade processes using sustainable materials will find inspiration in the exploration of craft ecosystems, such as the harvesting of natural lacquer in Iwate. Likewise, those who admire skill and beauty will enjoy discovering the lengths these makers go to in ensuring every product is perfect.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$135.00
Living Paper

ISBN: 9789887928348

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

This book offers a glimpse into the culture of paper art and its mysterious creation, by introducing paper art from different aspects- from the invention of pap...


This book offers a glimpse into the culture of paper art and its mysterious creation, by introducing paper art from different aspects- from the invention of paper to various kinds of paper art across the world, the main techniques and tools of paper art creation, and the commonly used types of paper in the field. In addition, it mainly showcases contemporary paper art works that have highly integrated craftsmanship with creativity. It also breaks down the creation process of each work and discusses important subjects such as the application of paper art with paper artists and designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2020


$89.99
Ballpoint Art

ISBN: 9783943330366

Publisher: Gingko Press

As an art medium back in vogue, ballpoint pen has been proven to be a versatile tool with infinite possibilities. Characterized by their low-cost, light and con...


As an art medium back in vogue, ballpoint pen has been proven to be a versatile tool with infinite possibilities. Characterized by their low-cost, light and convenient traits, they are particularly handy for sketch work. Ballpoint Art: Complexity From Simplicity features 30 ballpoint artists who are creating distinctive and expressive drawings solely using a ballpoint pen. In this book, you can appreciate how these artists inject new life to ballpoint pens through their illustrations. Given the utility of the pen, some artists need little or merely no preparation to create sketches marked by a strong sense of line and a distinct contrast between light and shade. An impromptu creation with ballpoints is appealing, as it enables an artist to record immediately his or her sudden creative urges. Explore the methods they use and their personal connections to the pen through included detailed interviews.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2020


$100.00
100 Ways To Draw A Bird or How To Make a Living From Illustration

ISBN: 9788417656188

Author: Felix Scheinberger    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Illustration is applied imagination. But this book is not only about illustration, though it does contain illustrations-lots of them. But there's more. This boo...


Illustration is applied imagination. But this book is not only about illustration, though it does contain illustrations-lots of them. But there's more. This book examines the profession of illustrator, from the vexing subject of money to the question of the right workplace. How do you get commissions? How do you negotiate successfully? What's a fair price? How do you handle the everyday routines involved in illustration work? And, of course, it presents a wide variety of illustra- tion techniques. In short, it makes an effort to enlighten, be useful and answer as many questions as possible. Its author does so, on the one hand, by offering more than twenty really useful tips for budding illustrators-for example, how to stop the fear that a blank page often inspires-and, on the other, by presenting the twenty-five most important illustration techniques in a practical way that awakens the reader's desire to learn more. As a parallel narrative accompanying the humorous texts, there are images by very different illustrators who work with a wide variety of techniques and styles. These pictures are diverse yet easy to compare, because they all show the same thing: a bird.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$65.00
Urban Interventions

ISBN: 9788417084141

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Flamant

Urban interventions establish strong links between the social and spatial spheres of cities, giving place to interactions by which art and architecture make use...


Urban interventions establish strong links between the social and spatial spheres of cities, giving place to interactions by which art and architecture make use of public spaces. Urban Interventions presents a rigorous selection of projects that have transformed streets, parks and derelict areas of cities all over the world into extraordinary public spaces, seeking people's involvement through a wide variety of interactive and collaborative activities. Fully illustrated in colour, the book includes installations, events and art works and offers a global and comprehensive vision of 21st century cities, as they become meeting places full of creative possibilities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$120.00
Typography For Screen

ISBN: 9788417084134

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Flamant

Typography for Screen features various creative typography projects for screens in different devices and applications, such as motion graphics, webpage design, ...


Typography for Screen features various creative typography projects for screens in different devices and applications, such as motion graphics, webpage design, and conceptual experiments and explores typographic application in visual and information hierarchies within the digital screen envi- ronment. Exclusive interviews with designers and studios integrate different knowledge and design philosophies consti- tuting a true source of inspiration for designers and students. It includes QR codes with links to the designers' webpages showing the typefaces in use.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$120.00
Fashion Illustration and Design - Accessories

ISBN: 9788417412647

Author: Manuela Brambatti    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

The third book from this series on illustration and design focuses on the most popular accessories: shoes, handbags, hats, belts, gloves and glasses. Brilliantl...


The third book from this series on illustration and design focuses on the most popular accessories: shoes, handbags, hats, belts, gloves and glasses. Brilliantly illustrated by Manuela Brambatti, a key member of the Gianni Versace fashion house for nearly thirty years, and with the participa- tion of the designer Fabio Menconi, the book guides readers through the fashion world's most iconic accessories, and it features practical information and technical advice on how to draw them to achieve a desired result. From creating a basic drawing to using colour, the way in which techniques are presented seeks to encourage readers to try out what they have learned. The publication provides detailed information on how to capture different materials, surfaces and decora- tions-for example, skin, natural fibres, wool and prints-and it includes sections that provide tips on where to look for inspiration. It also offers examples of transformations in designs and reviews the historical development of accessories. In short, this is a comprehensive, structured and systematic volume that will serve professionals, students and anyone who wants to venture into designing and illustrating fashion accessories.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 268


Dimensions: 216 x 293 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$75.00
Mending & Alterations Made Simple

ISBN: 9788417412364

Author: Anna de Leo    Publisher: Promo Press

This manual provides all necessary knowledge for anyone who wants to acquire the basic skills for mending, altering and fixing clothes. The publication explains...


This manual provides all necessary knowledge for anyone who wants to acquire the basic skills for mending, altering and fixing clothes. The publication explains in an easy to understand and simple language the most usual clothing repairs, like shortening pants, a seam to be redone, darning a hole, shortening the sleeves of a shirt, etc. From learning to do stitches by hand to using the sewing machine, the author guides the reader throughout the process by simple texts and useful photographs proving that mending is easy. The book also includes a glossary of technical terms. With this DIY guide, the reader will be able to perform some alterations and mendings without the need of going to the professional tailor. It's a basic manual, but also contains some more complicated mendings that people with advanced skills can tackle.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 140 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$59.99
The Motherhood of Art

ISBN: 9780764359187

Author: Marissa Huber    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Balance motherhood and creative pursuits! Women and new mothers are constantly encountering the message that they can never do anything for themselves once they...


Balance motherhood and creative pursuits! Women and new mothers are constantly encountering the message that they can never do anything for themselves once they have children. This conversational book is like brunch with girlfriends, offering you friendly advice, community encouragement, and tips on carving time out for creative endeavors. Meet women who not only defied the "no more time to be an artist" stereotype but found motherhood gave them focus, confidence, and efficiency in their art and creative endeavors. Becoming mothers renewed a sense of purpose in their creative pursuits, and by prioritizing this need to create, they became more patient and better mothers to their children. Interview questions cover a range of topics, including early days and creative work, community and vulnerability, and tactics for regular creative practice. Whether you read it front to back or pick it up for a 5-minute dose of encouragement, this is the encouragement you can lean on for balancing family life and art in your own way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 217 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2020


$65.00
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